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Hi, Brandon @seanbeck

I've never had a strong libido, but the past 2 years, I've had none at all. My wife isn't very happy about it. I take antidepressants, Clonazepam, morphine sulfate contin, and several other meds. I had a spinal cord stimulator implant in May, and was hoping to be able to reduce or eliminate some pain meds. I've cut the morphine in half and Cymbalta I've reduced from 90mg to 30mg. I had weaned off the Cymbalta completely, and it didn't have any effect on my pain, but I started getting more depressed. I take the Cymbalta for neuropathy pain, though it's most often used as an antidepressant. During the two weeks off the Cymbalta, I was beginning to experience erections, but now that I'm taking it again, end of erections and end of libido.

So, I know it's partly a medication issue, but I think there's also a psychological component. I've been talking with the urologist and my pcp, and will talk some more with the neurologist. It could very well be connected with the peripheral neuropathy. So many possibilities!

If you think it might be meds, you could discuss it with your pharmacist.


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Yep, I took Cymbalta for the same reason but stopped it to try to get some libido back but nothing because of the anticonvulsants. I guess there’s no hope.